Monday, June 18, 2012

Steak and Bordeaux

There was a good celebration yesterday for Father's Day and the main course was rib steaks cooked on the grill for about a dozen people.  Lots of cooking and lots of side dishes and despite a downpour of rain just as the grilling started it was a nice day.

There were a couple of wines.  The one here is a 2001 Moulin de Duhart, a Pauillac.  The wine is second label for Chateau  Duhart Milon and is a blend of about 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot from younger vines on the estate.  

Dry, earthy nose with notes of cedar and cherry.  Medium to light body with ample, dry tannin mixed with dark cherry and tobacco flavors.  The acidity was very good.  Not a lot of depth to the wine and the fruit was definitely in the background after a few minutes in the glass.  Probably a couple of years past its peak, but I always enjoy a decent Bordeaux even though they've tended to price themselves out of my market. 12.5% alcohol and $30 several years ago.

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